Stage house actually has become an important part of society life in South Sumatra, especially those living on the banks of Musi River and others eight tributaries. Similar traditions are also growing in other areas that has large rivers.
The house that already exist decades ago, generally has a living room, bedroom, and kitchen. Some completed with chairs, desk, cupboard, and television. The inhabitants mostly lived on the second floor. The ground floor just filled of stanchion house, used for drying clothes. The high pillar average of more than two meters from the ground. The building houses made to be safe from flood.
Stage house that stand on the bank of Musi river evolved since the 4th century AD. In a small river that connects Lalan river and Sembilang river, found the pole houses. The house was built in 4th century BC or before the Srivijaya kingdom.